The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds Sharp Brains

    Thank you to the blog Sharp Brains for including my post Vertebral Artery Compression, Dizziness, Discs, and the Forward Head in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds.You can't have SharpBrains without brain blood flow.On the web, Grand Rounds ...

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  • The Olympics, The Challenge

    The Summer Olympics of 2008 begin this Friday. Reader Mike asked in the comments to the post Not Old for the Olympics Part II that in addition to other performance enhancements, is it fair to have superior inherited ability?Mike wrote,"This was a ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds M.D.O.D.

    Thank you M.D.O.D. for hosting Grand Rounds and including my post Living Under The Sea among the best medical posts of the week.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, Grand Rounds is a weekly li...

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  • Health Homework Becomes AntiObesity Chronic Disease Reality Check

    Jeff & Sabrina sent me an e-mail that their 7th grade son was given a school assignment about the "proper amount of calories to have a normal weight" but with junk foods listed in the menus.They made a video of the events, explaining,"Could it...

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  • Does Hyperbaric Treatment Help Muscle Injuries?

    The previous post Does Hyperbaric Treatment Heal Sprains? covered research that looked into hyperbaric oxygen treatment for injuries like ankle and knee sprains, and muscle soreness.Some professional sports teams have been using hyperbaric oxygen ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Wrist and Forearm Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - nice stretch for hands, wrist, and forearms:Face a wall and raise both hands to about head height.Turn palms up, thumbs to the outside, fingers downward, Press toward wall. Bend elbows to various amounts for a full-ra...

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  • Sinus and Head Colds

    Several readers asked what else they can do for painful head and sinus congestion, because after two+ weeks of medicines and doctor visits, they were no better, or were worse. Common treatments do not work as claimed, including decongestants and s...

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  • A Whole Big Fix

    This is the first part of a great reader story. Mike has been fixing many things. Pain started with a local radiating pain, then became much other pain. Mike looked for something to fix the first area, then ably used other techniques.Mike writes,"...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Posterior Hip, Iliotibial, and Piriform Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Quickly improve a common stretch for the back and side of the hip.Note step 2 and 3 which slides the supporting leg sideways. That change makes it different from the usual ankle over knee stretch:Lie face up. Bend one...

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  • Fast Fitness - Your Own Reality Valentine's Day Cooking Show

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Make Valentine's weekend fit, classy, and serene in the kitchen.Instead of yelling, insults, and impatience that generates stress chemicals that damage heart and blood vessels, then serving that to yourself or family,...

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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